How do I try to change a local bylaw? Rockwood, ON

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by rockwoodchicken, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. rockwoodchicken

    rockwoodchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi There,
    I am new to this and was all set to get started on my coop and run. I live in a small town, surrounded by agriculture. My husband contacted the local bylaw officer and apparently we are not allowed to have backyard chickens :( Even though the CITY right beside us allows it.

    I have gone over the website bylaws listed and I can't see anything that say about chickens being considered livestock and livestock not being allowed in town.

    SOOOO.....how do i go about making or adjusting bylaws? Do i have to talk to the bylaw officer (who, with our small town, only works part time) or do i have to go to the council?
    Thanks in Advance
    Lisa
     
  2. heidioh

    heidioh New Egg

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    Hi Lisa!
    I'm in Rockwood, and am wondering how to get this by-law changed as well! any luck? I know Guelph can have chickens... it seems really weird that we cant!
     
  3. rockwoodchicken

    rockwoodchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi there,
    I was thinking about going to the city in the spring. We are possibly moving to Erin tho.....
    lisa
     

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